Non-Bird watching

PERHAPS THE only good thing about Kenny Albert, Moose Johnston and Tony Siragusa calling last week's Eagles-Titans game was that Siragusa was absent.

Siragusa actually isn't horrible as CBS' sideline reporter. He'll just always be the guy whose cheapshot knocked Oakland quarterback (and SJ Prep alum) Rich Gannon out of the 2000 AFC Championship Game.

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This is a long way of saying that, even with the Eagles on a bye, there are still NFL games on the tube this weekend. Fortunately, Siragusa again will not have to be endured:

* Jacksonville at Dallas, 1 p.m., CBS3: David Garrard vs. Jon Kitna. Ugh. Actually, the Cowboys having a chance to go 1-6 is enough to break out the Maurice Jones-Drew unis.

* Green Bay at New York Jets, 1 p.m., Fox29: If you don't have an MJD jersey, feel free to switch over to this one. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense go against a healthy Darrelle Revis and the Jets defense.

* Minnesota at New England, 4:15 p.m., Fox29: This will lose some luster if Brett Favre isn't able to play. Maybe he should just text a couple of pictures of his beat-up ankle to Dr. James Andrews.

* Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m., NBC10: There are about 50 saloon owners in the French Quarter lamenting that Big Ben has changed his ways. And how 'bout the Saints being behind the Buccaneers in the NFC South?

* Houston at Indianapolis, 8:30, ESPN (Monday): If Kenny Britt can get 225 yards against the Eagles secondary, imagine what Indy's horses can do next week against the Eagles.

Dropping names

With the possibility that Favre's streak of 291 consecutive starts ends this week, here are the 15 Eagles quarterbacks to start since Favre's run began on Sept. 27, 1992: Bubby Brister, Randall Cunningham, Koy Detmer, Ty Detmer, A.J. Feeley, Jeff Garcia, Bobby Hoying, Kevin Kolb, Jim McMahon, Mike McMahon, Donovan McNabb, Ken O'Brien, Doug Pederson, Rodney Peete and Michael Vick. *

- Ed Barkowitz

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